Monday, April 02, 2007

Assorted links

Assorted links:

  1. The secret organization which runs the United States is called the Council for National Policy.  “The Deep Politics of God: The CNP, Dominionism, and the Ted Haggard Scandal” (part one, part two) should be read with care, as it contains the type of thinking which I believe gives conspiracy theory a bad name, but it makes a lot of connections worth thinking about, and describes the main players who are causing many of the problems in the United States now.
  2. The moral and intellectual decline of Israeli historian Benny Morris is sad.  Zionism is an awful thing for many reasons, not the least of which is that it makes people both stupid and hateful.  It has not only ruined Morris, but has turned the American Jewish intellectual community, long the engine of progressive politics in the United States, into a bunch of right-wing cranks.
  3. Social Fear and the Commodification of Terrorism” and “Phobocity” (London is Bibi’s ‘war on terror’ taken to its logical extreme), both found via wood s lot.  The problem with the Panopticon is that it doesn’t accomplish what it is supposed to do, stop crime and ‘terrorism’, but does something entirely different quite well, which is to create the climate of fear and suspicion which allows politicians to manipulate people into accepting wars and suspension of civil liberties.  Eventually, the people are going to have to go on a rampage and destroy all ‘security’ cameras.
  4. Serial killers Joseph Henry Burgess and Robert Fisher, both busy and missing.
  5. Is Israel Falling Apart?”  Yes.  See also the hilarious summary by Postman Patel of the group of pervs known as the Israeli diplomatic corps.  Allowing the settlements caused the intermixing of populations, which caused the ‘demographic problem’. which caused mass panic, which caused the wholesale importation of Russians, some of them Jewish but many of them organized crime figures seeking refuge in a country which refuses to extradite criminals, which caused the Israeli political system to be completely corrupted by a combination of mafiya money – see, e. g., here and here –  and the intellectual problem of running a state whose existence is predicated entirely on land theft and murder.